Kazunari Matsudaira analyzed gibbons genetically in Thailand

Report 2013: Part 1 - 07

A young Japanese scientist, Kazunari Matsuda, is now studying in Chulalongkorn University.

He focuses on genetic diversity within the native species of gibbons living in Thailand, subjecting their mitochondrial DNA.

Nucleotide diversity in the captive white-handed gibbons were higher than the wild one living Khao-Yai National Park.

It means the captive gibbons represent the broad population in the country, while the group of the wild gibbons has closed.

He said he needs larger numbers of bio-samples for further accurate evaluations on obscure biodiversity of gibbons in Thailand.